A 13-part series filled with useful and up-to-date information about sand binder systems

In this series, we will discuss the topic of foundry binders and related processes. This new series has been broadened in scope to focus on the practical operating aspects of resin bonded core and mold making and updated to reflect some of the equipment options available in the current market. We will emphasize the process itself and discuss the unique aspects of each binder system.

We're going to answer a lot of frequently asked questions. Some questions will have simple answers; some will have so many potential answers that the best answer is an opinion. Where appropriate, we'll discuss the respective environmental characteristics of the different systems and binder related aspects of reuse, reclamation, and reutilization.

More than anything, we will keep the series practical, useful, and informative. We hope you will be able to share the in­formation with your operating people so that they can gain a better insight into the core and mold processes that they work with daily.